Dr Sandra Cabot's Podcast
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How to have a super digestive system
March 17, 2019 04:00 PM PDT
Dr Sandra Cabot and Naturopath Margaret Jasinska discuss how to have a super digestive system.
The statement that good health resides in your gut was promoted by Hippocrates the father of medicine and I am a firm believer in this theory. Most of our immune system resides in the gut, and the liver is an important part of our immune competence.Kidney Health
March 10, 2019 04:00 PM PDT
Dr Sandra Cabot and Naturopath Margaret Jasinska discuss kidney health.
You probably don’t often think about your kidneys. If you have never experienced a problem with them you would have no reason to. However, kidney disease tends to creep up on people, not causing symptoms until it becomes severe.Relieve headaches
March 03, 2019 03:58 PM PST
Dr Sandra Cabot and Naturopath Margaret Jasinska discuss how to relieve headaches.
Headaches are a common problem and are generally transient and eased by a mild analgesic such as tablets containing a combination of paracetamol or aspirin with codeine. More than 90% of all headaches are classified as tension headaches, which occur when the muscles in the back of your neck and/or scalp tighten. Sometimes they can be relieved by lying down at the first hint of a headache in a dark room, drinking cool water and placing a cold pack over the head and face.Stop Migraines
February 26, 2019 05:09 PM PST
Dr Sandra Cabot and Naturopath Margaret Jasinska discuss how to manage migraines.
Migraine headaches are a particular type of headache characterised by severe throbbing pain in the whole head or one side of the head. It can be preceded by neurological symptoms such as visual problems, weakness of limbs or facial muscles. Migraine is often associated with nausea and sensitivity to light (photophobia). The pain can be very severe and frightening.The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
February 25, 2019 09:31 PM PST
You may have heard of intermittent fasting. It is also known as time-restricted feeding. There are many variations on the theme, but the basic premise is to allow gaps between meals. As long as your three meals are satisfying and contain a good amount of protein and healthy fats, leaving several hours between meals is useful for reducing hunger and also improving glucose tolerance. This is important for people with syndrome X.Sugar addiction and how to overcome it
January 22, 2019 10:45 PM PST
Dr Sandra Cabot discusses sugar addiction and how to overcome it with Dr Olivia Lesslar.
It’s normal to get sugar cravings every now and then. However, if you find that you cannot go more than a few hours before reaching for a sweet treat and have trouble controlling how much you eat, then it could be a sign that you’re addicted to sugar. When we consume sugar, it activates the reward centre of the brain to secrete dopamine which makes us feel happy, calm and satisfied. The brain begins to see sugar as a reward and makes you crave it. Research has shown that in some people, sugar can be as addictive as heroine.
Do you find yourself binging on sugar when you’re feeling down? Do you notice headaches, mood swings or low energy levels if you haven’t had sugar for a while? Do you constantly crave sweet treats? If you answered yes to these questions, you could have a sugar addiction which needs to be overcome.Allergies
January 20, 2019 06:53 PM PST
Dr Sandra Cabot discusses allergies with Dr Olivia Lesslar.
An allergic response is an inappropriate reaction (exaggerated response) of the body’s immune system to a substance that is normally harmless to the body.
The offending substance is called an allergen and can include; dust, dust mite, grass pollens, certain foods, food additives, chemicals, some metals like nickel, and animal hair to name but a few.
Initial exposure to the allergen leads to the production of specific antibodies. These antibodies attach themselves to body cells (such as mast cells and basophils that form part of our immune system).
On subsequent exposure, the allergens can then bind to the sensitised cells by bridging the antibodies, as a key fits into a lock. Once unlocked, the mast cells release histamine and other inflammatory chemicals.
These chemicals are responsible for such symptoms as inflammation, swelling, redness, itching, dilatation of blood vessels, constriction of the airways and increased mucus secretion.
Typical allergic reactions include; asthma, hayfever, sinusitis, swelling of the throat (anaphylaxis), hives, eczema, migraine headaches and abdominal bloating and cramping.
According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, four in ten Australians suffer from allergies of some sort including cow’s milk, dust mites, pollen, pets, moulds, certain chemicals and food additives.Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
November 13, 2017 09:55 PM PST
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) means an irritability of the bowel and this can affect any area of the digestive tract.
The most common symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are:
• Abdominal pain – this may vary from dull aching, swollen pressure, cramping, or sharp in nature. The pains are usually intermittent and may disappear for long periods of time.
November 13, 2017 08:26 PM PST
Most people know there are 2 types of diabetes, but many do not understand that they have very different causes. The symptoms can be similar in the later stages, but in the beginning stages of diabetes, the changes that are happening in the body are incredibly different between diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2.Natural Ways To Reduce Pain
November 02, 2017 08:27 PM PDT
Although it is not news to those of us that see clients with a variety of conditions relating to inflammation and see the positive impact of dietary modification as part of wellness programs. It seems even the big guns are starting to get the message.
Many people with a fatty liver are unaware that they even have a liver problem, as the symptoms can be vague and non-specific, especially in the early stages. Most people with a fatty liver feel generally unwell, and find they are becoming increasingly fatigued and overweight for no apparent reason. www.cabothealth.com.au
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